Jason Terry scored 26 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 22 and the Dallas Mavericks overcame a slow start to hand Detroit its 10th consecutive loss, beating the Pistons 98-93 Tuesday night.
The Pistons, who last won Dec. 12, hadn't dropped 10 in a row
since the end of the 1993-94 season. They lost their final 13 games
The Mavericks were coming off a 131-96 loss Sunday to the Los
Angeles Lakers, their most lopsided setback of the season. Dallas
shot 29 percent in the opening quarter and trailed by 14 in the
first half on Tuesday.
Drew Gooden had 10 points and a season-high 18 rebounds,
including a career-best nine on the offensive end. Shawn Marion
added 18 points.
Detroit's Richard Hamilton scored 20 points, Charlie Villanueva
had 17 and Rodney Stuckey, who missed a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds
left that could have tied it, had 10 of his 15 points in the fourth